Mooloo Begins

Mooloo Begins
My first craft stall

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Brackley, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Granny to seven darling children. Mother to four not so darling young adults!mmm. I love to sew, and enjoy creating magazines. I have a stash of fabric so high that my friends think it will take me all my life to use it up! So here I am, showcasing My Making journey. Welcome, and come on into my world.

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Tote bags

After some configuration of the laptop, I have managed to get the links back again. What a faff.
DGD is modelling the turban and wrist warmers for me. She now wants some in her chosen wool.
Here is a picture of one of the sides of the tote bag that I managed to do today. 
Having trouble with the sewing machine so its been an effort, but after changing the threads and the needles we finally managed to finish the bags. Maybe I will get back to the sewing machine now, and get back on track with my makes.
I have manged to make two turbans, two sets of wrist warmers and a long scarf over the last two weeks. In the evenings, and during the day while resting from other activities, but it is so slow compared to my sewing. I now know why I choose to sew more then I do to knit. I like instant results that's the problem.

This evening DGD has come home from school unwell. So she actually fell asleep in front of the TV while I was trying to sort out my skype earlier. Doubt that she will be at school tomorrow. 
Everytime that I think that I will be able to go and find work, I am reminded that bringing up a small child, being single, makes it very difficult to get out there and work. Monday it was the schools closed, and now its ill health. I am sure an employer would frown upon my not being able to work. Another reason for me to have to make a small business from working from home. I have to think on about this further. 

Crafting update

Well I have finally managed to get some things done.
Over the last week, I have really been lazy and have been sitting watching the TV and knitting.
I have made another Turban, wrist warmers, and a chunky scarf for one of my friends who had admired mine.
All the makes have come out of one large, very large ball of wool that I bought in Lidl just before Christmas, rather on impulse, but I am glad that it was not a waste of money.

Then I this afternoon I managed to finish making two tote bags. However for some reason I cannot find a way of getting a picture from my photos on  the computer and now onto the blog. I used to be able to do it so easily, but for some reason now it seams to be totally impossible. I think that I will need some serious lessons in blogging!

Friday, 4 January 2013

Yeah, I got it. Here is the P>E> bag, at last the links seem to be different everytime I try to insert them. I think I am going to need more lessons on the phone and laptop and how I am sincing them together- or not.
There are more to make out of the smae fabric, so thats something I will finish when I next get to the machine.

3rd January Sewing

Well I have managed to make something again yesterday.
I finished the second Iphone cover from the day before and then cut out about a dozen p.e. bags from
fabric that I had bought on the market in the beginning of the summer.
I think it cost me around £5 so thats a brilliant way to boost the income, if I can sell any of them.
Although the ones I have made are designed to be presents for the birthday Parties that DGD has been invited too over the next few weeks. The rest I will see about selling.

Struggling to get the pictures, I will have to try again in a minute. Maybe edit the post.

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Happy New Year 2013

Well Happy New Year world.
I have decided to try and blog a bit more. I am usually on MSE so dont tend to double myself up on postings, figuring its the same readers, but hey you never know.

I have been rather amiss at taking pictures of my makes and posting them, but thought that as I have just finished making a cover for my iphone, (second hand one, that was my daughters), I would post a picture of it. Its made from what was hanging around the house this evening, so the binding is not really as asthetically pleasing as I would like but its only for me so its not so bad.
It took me just over 2 hours to do, but that was also with DGD still up, and so a few stops to get her sorted out for bed etc. I did cut out two, so one is nearly finished within that time as well.

I also made a kindle cover yesterday, using the same fabrics. Rather more guessed measurements then actually made any. So its a bit wonky.